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The Dairy Debate - Is Milk bad for you?
(posted on 04/19/09 at 1:44 pm CDT)
Iíve never really liked milk. I was the youth who held my cereal against the side of my bowl to drain any extra milk from ruining my cereal. I like just enough milk to barely wet my Frosted Mini Wheats. This was until I discovered the Iced Venti Green Tea Latte at Starbucks (aka sugar milk). For two years I had one almost every day, reasoning that I was getting my calcium and protein from the drink. Where thereís a will thereís a way;)

This was until my new coach recently had me go on a dairy free diet. Trusting his judgement, I agreed without further research. Then my chiropractor/sports doctor said, ďmilk is terrible for you, go to www.notmilk.com and see why.Ē I read the famous milk letter and decided I probably would never have another Iced Venti Green Tea Latte in my life (heartbreak!). Although, I still might sneak in some Ben and Jerryís Chocolate Brownie Fudge ice cream on special occasions. At least I will be doing this with the knowledge that itís for my pure enjoyment and happiness, rather than health. The argument is so compelling, I feel like I have been tricked by the diary industry. Weíve been over-marketed to believe milk is good for us and itís completely unsupported by research. There are actually higher cases of osteoporosis among countries that drink dairy than those countries that do not drink dairy. People who drink milk absorb Ďlessí calcium due to interference with the protein in milk. Itís crazy! Every day I see a magazine advertisement or hear a radio or tv commercial marketing how great milk is for our bones. I donít want to piss off the dairy industry, but to tell you the truth Iím kind of pissed off at them. For making me believe something for twenty-nine years of my life thatís completely untrue!
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